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EL PASO, TX —
East Carolina tried to pull off another comeback in its second game of
the 2014 Conference USA Tournament in the Don Haskins Center against
host Texas-El Paso on Wednesday night.
rallied from an 18-point deficit to defeat
Texas-San Antonio 79-76 on Tuesday night and fell
behind the host Miners by 23 points early in the second half.
ECU (17-16) fought back in
its second round contest before falling, 77-68.
Julian Washburn, the son of
former N.C. State post player Chris Washburn, led UTEP (23-9) with 20
Scoring 14 points each for
the Pirates were Akeem Richmond, Paris Roberts-Campbell and Prince
Williams. Freshman Caleb White added 13 points.
Williams had five assists
and Antonio Robinson had four.
UTEP's 37-30 rebounding
advantage was much closer than a Feb. 6 meeting in Greenville when the
won the game 58-47 and
the board battle, 42-17.
ECU still struggled with a
size disadvantage as UTEP made 29 of 56 field goal attempts for 51.8
percent. The Miners had a 40-16 command on points in the paint.
The Pirates compensated to a
degree by dropping 12 of 24 beyond the arc for 50 percent.
ECU will find out if it will
receive a bid to a postseason event over the weekend. The Pirates
are the defending champions of the